Music Reviews

November 18, 2014

A shot from the festival's activities on Nov 13. (Image: JPost)
10:47 GMT

The oud (Middle Eastern lute) was represented, in the Oud Festival’s Egyptian music concert last week, and it was nothing less than very charming.

November 12, 2014

Jako is now a resident DJ at Dubai's GQ Bar Dubai. (Image: Facebook)
08:39 GMT

After beating hundreds of other entrants to win the Fame Music International DJ Contest, Jako Diaz has claimed his prize of a residency at GQ Bar Dubai. Here he talks dreams and nightmares.

Known for his meditative music, Sami Yusuf has made a name for himself worldwide. (Image: Facebook)
05:15 GMT

Iranian religious movie, Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), will feature Iran's own Sami Yusuf in the score.

November 11, 2014

Dounia's name was quickly cleared from stealing by Badr al Dawoudi. (Image: Facebook)
14:41 GMT

Moroccan singer Dounia Batma is being accused of stealing something in showbiz. Hint: It isn't the spotlight!

Peter Gabriel busting out the vocals. (Image: Facebook)
06:49 GMT

I'm “not and have never been anti-Israeli or anti-Semitic,” but rather “anti-Israeli government policy, anti-injustice, anti-oppression and anti-occupation," assures Peter Gabriel.

November 9, 2014

Musicians played first movement from Mozart's Symphony no. 40. (Image: Ati Metwaly)
15:21 GMT

An orchestra played famed Mozart's Symphony no. 40 surprising the people gathered around the Cairo Festival City mall.

Tamer Hosny is using his voice for a purpose. (Image: Facebook)
10:50 GMT

With Egyptian and Lebanese armies in mind for their daily subjection to terrorist attacks, Tamer Hosny uses his voice to show some patriotism.

November 6, 2014

These two have got the blues. For real. (Image courtesy of Jpost.com/CHAIM RAVYA)
09:14 GMT

They might have different belief backgrounds, but Ronnie Peterson and Lazer Lloyd put their religious diversity aside as they tour their blues around the region.

November 4, 2014

Tamer Hosny sports his Egypt pride in Paris. (Image: Facebook)
10:20 GMT

Egypt's superstar Tamer Hosny was a hit in the French Capital.

November 3, 2014

Marcel Khalife performing with one of his sons on stage. (Image courtesy of marcelkhalife.com)
07:07 GMT

In order to stay in the biz as long as he has, you need two things: incredible talent and the ability to keep reinventing yourself.

October 27, 2014

Tarik on set while directing Bieber's new music video!  (Image: Freitekh Press Office)
09:51 GMT

Palestinian director Tarik Freitekh wraps up directing Justin Bieber's latest music video "Work for It."

October 26, 2014

A still from Nancy Ajram's hit music video "Yalla." She looks like a doll, don't you agree? (Image: Bitajarod.com)
10:56 GMT

"Old" Nancy Ajram is back with her "Yalla" music video, and it captures exactly what we knew her as when she first shot to fame!

October 25, 2014

Palestinian born and Toronto-based singer/songwriter Merna (formerly known as Ayah) blissfully spreads her wings in a space and time where evolution is imminent. (Image: heliopr.com)
11:28 GMT

Palestinian vocalist Merna (formerly Ayah) releases her latest single "A Little More" off her sophomore studio album The Calling, melding elements of rock, soul and classical.

October 19, 2014

Tamer received an honorary plaque from the Canadian University in Cairo. (Image: Facebook)
12:09 GMT

The Canadian University in Cairo's students were treated to a rocking concert by Egyptian superstar Tamer Hosny this week.

October 16, 2014

Assaf's first ever album proved itself to be a huge success. (Image: Twitter)
14:23 GMT

Mohammed Assaf's first ever album claimed the number one spot in regional music charts within just hours of its release!